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February 01, 2023

Annoyed in Everyday Ramblings

From a walk this morning just after class. Fabulous light. I had to get out of the house. There are so many benefits to being a renter and I have a nice apartment but…First it was the painters, ...


January 27, 2023

Ready or Not in Everyday Ramblings

This is from January 27th a number of years ago when I was out wandering about this city that I live in. I haven’t been taking that many pictures this year. It is a combination of the gloomy col...


January 25, 2023

Never, Ever in Everyday Ramblings

I took this on the 25th of January 2014. Nine years ago. On a walk, just across the river. I wouldn’t do that walk on my own anymore. Too many unsheltered and drug addled folks over there to be ...


Random photo from a walk on Tuesday when it was dry. Yay. It is supposed to be dry again today. Nice. I am getting pretty comfortable in my rain pants though, so it feels a bit easier to be out...


A view of the river the other direction from up top the hill in the background in the photo from the last post. A break in the rain. We even had a little bit of blue sky yesterday. Diego is stab...


January 14, 2023

In Stitches in Everyday Ramblings

The view from the Faculty Dental office yesterday. My place is just out of frame to the left. I have to cross all those freeways to get down to the clinic. We have pedestrian bridges. They tore ...


January 10, 2023

Wired in Everyday Ramblings

This is the view from the clinic where I go for speech therapy. The Willamette river and the old shipyards, which are now being taken over by the medical complex I used to work for. The building...


This is the Halls Hill Lookout & Labyrinth on Bainbridge Island. It is a commissioned art piece that you can walk on and feel the wind and the quiet from the inlet below. We took the island...


A not quite iconic view of the Seattle waterfront from a ferry on Puget Sound Thursday afternoon. I have had pointed out to me that Bainbridge Island is actually bigger in land mass than Manhatt...


Love the cream color of this camelia I captured from a walk a few days ago. Right before the sleet/ice/snow extravaganza that kept me housebound for a couple of days. There were spots all over t...


December 21, 2022

Glitter or Not in Everyday Ramblings

Enough already with the leaves you might find yourself saying, but these are special leaves from a giant Scarlet oak that is over 200 years old and has presided over a view of the river, shelter...


December 18, 2022

Angels? in Everyday Ramblings

This is a Euonymus japonicus ‘Silver Queen’, or that is my best guess. I started reading this book, The Grove, A Nature Odyssey in 19 ½ Front Gardens and the first plant the author recognizes af...


What I did on Saturday afternoon. They are peanut butter. Yesterday I took a 3- hour Rest & Restore workshop and then Kes and Most Honorable came by with more cookies. I knew this time of ye...


December 07, 2022

Not Festive Yet in Everyday Ramblings

Always looking for interesting background shots. This was after the big fall on Saturday. I am fine. My lip is more annoying than anything. It scabs and peels but doesn’t hurt all the time. Piec...


December 04, 2022

Lucky Bunny in Everyday Ramblings

This is the time of year where it is a bit hard to get interesting pictures outside, so I have resorted occasionally to taking texture pictures inside. This is a tunic I no longer have and a sca...


November 28, 2022

Not the Boss of Me in Everyday Ramblings

The big arbutus on the way to the garden. I have no idea what the white ring is towards the bottom right. It is in a place where a lot of displaced people hang out. I thought it festive on my wa...


November 26, 2022

All Tucked Up in Everyday Ramblings

Yesterday morning early, I knew the rain was coming back midday, so I went out and cleaned up all the leaves off my patio and was feeling all chuffed about getting that done. As I am teaching tw...


November 20, 2022

Encompassing Much in Everyday Ramblings

Mrs. Sherlock keeps remarking on how much more engaged with the world I am now than I have been since I retired. I did make some attempts at this quite soon after retiring and then boom… pandemi...


November 18, 2022

Out of Sorts in Everyday Ramblings

I decided today was the day to tackle three of my most beloved t-shirts that I had inadvertently managed to stain. One is this simple black short sleeved crew neck that has a discreet (small) Ch...


Love the sky fall, color combo. As you know if you have been reading here for a time, I have this genetic anomaly, I call it, instead of a defect, I think of myself as a stealth mutant. The cel...


Here is the view from the kitchen window. No doubt what month it is. November here is yellow. And brown. Two hours before I left for my big surgery yesterday, after months of planning, I got a ...


November 05, 2022

Adaptations in Everyday Ramblings

From last Saturday. I am home now. The week has flown by. The new camera attachment for teaching is working out well. There is still work to be done on getting the lighting right, however. We h...


Our last morning at the beach. It has been a mixed bag, weather wise, but not cold, or at least not raining the whole time as you can see. We even saw a flock of brown pelicans on our first day...


October 22, 2022

What Comes Next in Everyday Ramblings

The community garden a few days ago. This is the view from the front of my plot. I am not covering mine with burlap, but I am laying down a mulch of maple leaves and there are plenty of oak leav...


I am not quite ready to give up color yet. It looks like we are finally going to get some rain in about a week. It had been mild, hazy and the air quality problematic all week. That Hunter’s Moo...


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